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BEACH VIEW private heat pool/spa

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property


This brand new 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms home has some of the best sunset views on Anna Maria Island!! Located a block from the beach, it is only a two minute walk until white powdery sand is between your toes! Easy on the kids and even easier on you! Around the corner from restaurants, pubs & stores by bike, car or free island trolley. Trolley will take you and your family all over Anna Maria Island for sights, food, ice cream and shopping. Makes getting around a breeze! Beach Retreat is a luxurious and welcome home in the perfect location on Anna Maria Island. This brand new build has 2 patios with views of the ocean, an elevator, Stainless steel appliances, beautiful 'wood' tile floors, granite counter tops, unique beach decor, tropical heated pool custom bar & lounging furniture. 2 master suites with en-suites featuring top of the line king sized beds, a queen sized bedroom and the kids room with single bunk-beds. Beach Retreat is a great place for a large family gathering or a simple quiet Vacation. This get away is set up with all of the necessities and tons of extras!

Its the perfect place to relax and recharge in a fun and private beachy setting!

****If you would like to pay by credit card there is a 3.5% charge. We make no money off this fee it is simply what we have to pay the credit card company****

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Claire

After many trips to Anna Maria Island my family and I decided that it was time to commit to this beach paradise and buy a home. Years of enjoying our days on the perfect beaches, lunches on the pier, sunset champagnes with phenomenal fine dining and great nights socializing with the locals made this comfy beach town a part of us. And as our family has grown we wanted a place where we could relax, rejuvenate and that we could explore with our friends and kids. Over the past few years we have purchased 3 homes. Just recently we have been fortunate enough to move to the island full time. We've made some great friends on Anna Maria and one of them is the owner of this home. She has been kind enough to allow me to take care of her property for her with the same care we give our own rentals We hope that you will find our little piece of paradise as welcoming as we all do.

Claire purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

Anna Maria Island possesses old Florida charm and has all the amenities of the larger, over developed and more crowded islands. Perfect powder-white sand beaches run the length of its west coast with the stunning blues of the Gulf of Mexico constantly lapping at its shores. The free trolley service will take you virtually anywhere on the island. Dozens of great restaurants, bars and shopping experiences are all right on your doorstep. Car or no car - you're all set!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

BEACH VIEW private heat pool/spa
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Great house and pool near the beach

  • 4 of 5

We were in town for a wedding, and this house was perfect for our needs. We had two families staying in the house and the setup with two master bedrooms and two more bedrooms was perfect. The kids especially loved the fun kids' room with the loft. Plus the house itself is really nice and well decorated. The pool was great--there's the perfect amount of sun and shade and Sonos to play music outside. We laughed at first about having a TV outside, but we ended up watching a game on it one night (from the pool), which was a lot of fun. It was really, really hot out during our stay but the house was nice and cool and the pool was the place to be. Plus, the beach is only about a block away--and it's a really nice beach. It took us a day or so to realize there were beach chairs, etc in the garage. That was really helpful. Here are a few very minor negatives: the hot tub and waterfall thing in the pool never really worked. Also, the dishwasher didn't work very well. And there was nowhere in the shower to put shampoo etc. But all-in-all, it was a great place. Oh, one more thing--they let us check out late, which really helped us out. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacay

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 couples and 1 adult) stayed here for a great family vacation!

The house was beautiful and had enough space for our family to spread out. We all loved the pool, and the beach was just steps from the house and was quite and peaceful. The beach chairs and umbrellas were awesome to have! And the grill was great as well.

I just wish there were chairs on the deck off of the living room, it is such a beautiful view! We would have loved to eat/drink and hang out there!

All in all it was a great vacation and this house did not disappoint, would definitely recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with great ocean views. Private heated pool and spa and backyard were very nice. New furnishings and appliances. Excellent location, with beach across the street and Publix, Walgreens, and a trolley stop within a block of the house. The rental agent, Claire was fantastic to work with before, during and after our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. It is absolutely beautiful inside and the pool area is awesome. So pretty with the plants and palms around the area. It was a very short walk to the beach and there was a beach cart available. It was nice and clean and a great location. Asked to run dishwasher before you leave and start a load of sheets and have beach towels clean, and left you the supplies to do so. Not enough for your whole stay, but a lot of places leave nothing and ask you to. Also starter toilet paper, dish detergent and paper towels. Again, a lot of places leave you none. Would have loved to have had a broom and dustpan, and a few more dish towels and tea towels, but only for convenience. Would like to see some bug killer and cleaning supplies for a quick mid-week clean, but again, not a big deal. Great people to deal with.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place in AMI

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had a fantastic time vacationing on Anna Maria Island. The house was perfect - the size (4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, although the bunk and queen room were small they worked for us), the location, the pool, and the furnishings! Being huge football fans, the living area provided an excellent place to watch our favorite teams comfortably (there were 7 of us). The beach was so close as were shops and a beach rental place (we did need extra beach chairs). We could have parked our vehicle for the whole stay as AMI has free trolleys. We even took advantage of the late running Monkey Bus which was a hoot! Claire was great to work with from the time I inquired about the property and throughout our stay. Very responsive! We would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a blended family vacation. Having the pool at the house as well as the white sands beach around the corner was such a treat. The location was perfect! The house itself was delightful. The kitchen and family room were beautifully appointed. The king bedroom suites were exactly as pictured and wonderful. The bunk bed room was small yet sufficient. The queen size room was adequate yet lacked the charm that the the rest of the home oozed.

There were a lot of shops, restaurants, and activities like fishing and parasailing nearby. Anna Maria Island is a treasure.

Claire was a pleasure to communicate with. Transactions were all professional and easy. We will certainly rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota Airport


Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $270 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Ilexhurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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